Must Read: Lululemon Sees Growth Thanks to Men's, Fashion Brands Are Using TikTok to Court Young Consumers

Plus, what will bring back the once glorious department store?
Author:
Publish date:
Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Lululemon Athletica

Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Lululemon Athletica

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Lululemon sees growth thanks to men's 
Lululemon reported Wednesday that sales at stores open at least a year increased 16% during the first quarter of 2019 compared with a year earlier. Its men's division increased 33% during the quarter from a year ago, thanks to the brand's $128 ABC casual pants and different styles of shorts. {CNN

Fashion brands are using TikTok to court younger consumers 
Fashion brands are getting into TikTok, the beloved Gen Z app that allows users to upload 15-second video clips, as a way to reel in the youngest consumer cohort. Last week, Burberry asked TikTok users to post videos of themselves attempting to contort their hands in the shape of the letters "TB," representing the updated Thomas Burberry monogram. Calvin Klein got in on the fun back in February with short videos of Asap Rocky and Kendall Jenner lounging in its comfortable wares. {Business of Fashion

What will bring back the once glorious department store? 
Department stores have become the horse and buggy of the 21st century. But, the amenities they offered during their heyday align with the attributes analysts believe retailers must have now to grab and keep consumer attention — think appealing store environments and a high level of service. The problem, however, is that many of these department stores are just a sea of mediocre products and discount banners, and in order for them to be successful, they'll have to work on their ability "to incubate new and exciting brands, and have a curated assortment and experiences that drive traffic to the store." {RetailDive

Paul Andrew makes his menswear debut for Salvatore Ferragamo at Pitti Uomo
Paul Andrew's first menswear collection as the newly installed creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo was light on logos and hoodies and heavy on luxury. He's not interested in following the sartorial pack that's showing streetwear looks at high-end prices; instead, he wants to bring Ferragamo to a new generation by making quality workwear that looks effortlessly cool. {GQ

Rebag continues its offline expansion 
Rebag, the luxury handbag resale company that launched online in 2014, opened its seventh and largest store in Miami on Thursday, after raising another $25 million in February. In addition to its offline expansion, the company's revenue has tripled since 2017. Rebag's success is tied to its ability to pay sellers upfront and to offer buyers rare pieces at deep discounts. {Vogue Business

Marc Jacobs, Dita von Teese and more to host Love Ball 3
The third Love Ball fundraiser will take place in New York on June 25 and boasts a lineup of judges that includes Dita Von Teese, André Leon Talley, Marc Jacobs, David and Phillipe Blond, David LaChapelle, Janet Mock, Kevin Aviance, Nicky Hilton-Rothschild, Miss Lawrence, Patrick Starr and Teyana Taylor. The event seeks to raise life-saving funds for the CFDA/Vogue HIV/AIDS Initiative at the New York Community Trust, and will feature six categories that allow members from the ballroom community, celebrities and nightlife icons to compete for trophies designed by notable contemporary artists. Billy Porter will serve as the ball's master of ceremonies. You can purchase tickets for the event here. {Fashionista inbox} 

Sign up for our daily newsletter and get the latest industry news in your inbox every day.